I know that a lot of people may think that shoe repair is an ancient art and I felt the same way until the day my favorite shoes broke. they were these strappy steve madden sandle type wedges and I have had them for awhile and I only take them out on special occasions to try to presever them but finally they had it and they broke. they were in great shape aside from one of the straps that broke so I took them here in a final desparate monent. and I am back in bussines. They feel and look better then ever!